Ensuring an Equitable Distribution of the Covid-19 Vaccine in Pakistan

Abstract: This study anticipates the possible challenges that are likely to arise as the Covid-19 vaccine is developed and distribution mechanisms are designed across governments. More specifically, it critically explores the governance aspects the Pakistani leadership should be considering while developing a Covid-19 vaccination program. It argues that equitable distribution be the guiding objective of such a program and this implies that the program is built around principles of anticipatory governance, relies on evidence-based decision making, and that invests in public health programs that are inclusive and representative of the Pakistani population’s varying sociocultural, economic and health needs.

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